AI and machine learning assisted healthcare is just around the corner

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A lot of sectors and industries are worried as to what the impact of an increasingly capable AI is going to be. There is no doubt that a lot of skilled jobs will disappear and be done by AI-powered robots.


How to prepare for employment in the age of artificial intelligence

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For centuries, humans have been fretting over "technological unemployment" or the loss of jobs caused by technological change. Never has this sentiment been accentuated more than it is today, at the cusp of the next industrial revolution.


Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming: Case Studies in Common Lisp: Peter Norvig: 9781558601918: Amazon.com: Books

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Lisp has been getting a higher profile lately because of essayists like Paul Graham and Philip Greenspun; in particular, Greenspun's Tenth Rule of Programming which states: "Any sufficiently complicated C or Fortran program contains an ad hoc, informally-specified, bug-ridden, slow implementation of half of Common Lisp." From then on out, most of the AI techniques he presents either directly use Prolog instead of Lisp (such as his excellent discussion of natural language processing using Prolog) or use Prolog as a base to build on (such as his discussions on knowledge representation). From this we can abstract what I'd like to call Norvig's Corollary to Greenspun's Tenth Law of Programming: "Any sufficiently complicated LISP program is going to contain a slow implementation of half of Prolog".



Douala hospital adopts artificial intelligence to trigger healthcare leapfrogging mov't - Journal du Cameroun

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The Bonassama District Hospital in Douala, Cameroon and six other African hospitals are adopting SOPHiA to – no matter their experience in genomic testing – get up to speed and analyze genomic data to identify disease-causing mutations in patients' genomic profiles, and decide on the most effective care.


NewsFactor Tech News - Mobile Edition

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Fandango uses them to communicate with movie fans. Dominos offers them to help customers order pizza. And Nordstrom utilizes them to help shoppers customize gift ideas.


Planet Nine: Astronomers want help from amateur stargazers

BBC News

Have you ever thought about discovering a planet? It may not be as fanciful as you think.


Google now offers a free Android app every week

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Google has quietly launched a new section on its Play Store, offering one app that normally costs money for free every week.



The rise of AI: Nothing artificial about this intelligence – Tech2

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Artificial intelligence has seeped into the lives of everyone with an internet connection. Binge-watching television shows and online shopping carts full of suggested add-ons are commonplace, even though most consumers aren't aware of what's powering the recommendations. Algorithms are constantly hard at work, learning in real-time while users are sitting on the couch watching their favorite streaming shows or as they are adding items to their wish list at a favorite online retailer. Predictive analytics is permeating all industries as organizations start to harness the power of data collection to enable smart decisions.